Norah’s Note Book: 10 Wedding Design Trends

by Sharon Maher

in Table Designs, Wedding Colour, Wedding Design, Wedding Detail, Wedding Fashion, Wedding Themes

Here are some wedding design trends from Norah’s wedding note book.

1. I have noticed coloured wedding dresses seem to becoming a wedding trend, especially after Jessica Biel shunned traditional white or ivory wedding gown to wear a petal pink custom-made Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown to wed Justin Timberlake. From petal pink through to pillar box red, brides who want to get away from the traditional wedding dress colours have a great choice of  wedding dress designs and colours today.

2. Rather than the usual bunting we have seen over the last few years, I believe garlands are coming to the forefront, either made from fresh flowers and leafs, to simple strings of paper roses.  DIY Brides this is one thing that can easily be made at home.

3. The 1920’s and 1930’s  classic designs are very current for wedding dresses.

4. More and more brides are asking for Chinese lantern or tissue flower balls to decorate their reception space, gardens and walkways and I feel this will continue over the months.

5. One great wedding colour combination is mint with a hint of coral.

6. Currently wedding stationery is still being influenced by the Royal Wedding with the use of detailed lace designs. For all you DIY bride’s envelope liners are in, simple to do and will add a level of luxury to your wedding invitations.

7.  For the wedding reception I’m predicting more and more couples will opt for a blank space, such as a barn, marquee or church hall which they can customise with their own wedding style and vision.

8.  For wedding flowers I believe hand tied bouquets are still popular. My summer wedding favourite is lush coral or hot pink peonies tied together with lots of pretty ribbons and lace.  A table centrepiece which will be one of my all time favourites and easy to recreate is the cottage garden look using a simple cream jug and handpicked garden flowers. Remember to add a little texture to your flower designs with fruits, grasses, pods and berries.

9. The bird wedding theme is still growing in popularity and will continue, from birdcages as centrepieces to feathered inspired bridal accessories.

10. Farm house style table receptions are continuing to make headway, but with a more rustic approach.

Remember a wedding is a way of allowing  the happy couple to tell the world who they are!

Main photo: Inspiration board by Sharon on Style Me Pretty

For more wedding ideas and inspiration check out my blog, Norah Sleep Wedding Style

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– who has written 21 posts on Norah Sleep Events.

Sharon Maher is a wedding and party planner, event venue stylist and also writes the blogs Norah Sleep Wedding Style, Norah Sleep Living Style and My Wedding Marquee about weddings, food, fashion, style and things that inspire her in life. Find her on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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